Weed Out the Confusion: Driving Under the Influence

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My oldest just turned 16, and driving is a HUGE deal.  I do a lot of educating about drinking and driving, even though I’m pretty sure my daughter isn’t a drinker.  However, a huge issue that is facing teen parents in some places is driving under the influence of marijuana, which is why I’m so […]

Are Teen Vaccines on Your Back to School List?

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This post was sponsored by Unity Consortium as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. By this time, most of the items on your teen’s back to school list is (hopefully!) checked off, if they aren’t already back to school.  But it’s possible that […]

Help Keep Teen Drivers Safe During Prom

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My daughter just turned sixteen a week ago and that means two things are coming up: driving and prom! As families are getting ready for prom this year, ordering flowers and shopping for dresses, it’s important to add the safe driver/safe rider conversation to the to do list. Below are just a few pointers from […]

Power Up Your Fan Experience with a Game Day Noisemaker!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias It’s coming up on my favorite time of year – fall!  Fall in Western New York means cooler weathers, gorgeous leaves, and of course FOOTBALL!  Not only do I LOVE cheering on my alma mater […]

After High School Graduation – The Race Begins!

After the high school graduation ceremony is over, yearbooks are signed, and nostalgia is shared, the family focus suddenly shifts to the preparation for college.  Once you have reached the finish line of the graduation ceremony, you confront a new race consumed by shopping, packing, and getting ready for off-to-college. And don’t be surprised that […]

College Ave Student Loans Offers New Options for Parents

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  It seems like just yesterday that I was graduating from law school….with a lot of student loans that I am still working to repay.  Paying for college can be tough – especially if you are in an academic program that makes it difficult to work while you are studying.   I definitely have worked […]

My Daughter is Trying to Kill Me

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Ok, maybe she isn’t actually trying to kill me. It’s possible that she doesn’t realize that when she starts talking about a boy at school being her *gulp* boyfriend she doesn’t even realize that my stomach lurches and I throw up a little in my throat. But now she is asking to go on dates and […]

Mid-Terms with a Teen Student

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I went to a pretty decent high school – it was newish, and we had 9 computers in our computer lab which was pretty good back in the day. We had final exams but I don’t really remember anything about mid-terms. Maybe we had mid-terms – it seems like something that one would do in […]

Teen Drinking: Continuing the Family Conversation

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk about Drinking Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Last month we started talking about how we can talk to our teens about underage drinking, and how we can coach them up to make responsible […]